Scarlett Ellis has been a research study coordinator with the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center since 2009. In this role, she coordinates various studies within the Patient-Oriented Research (POR) portfolio, including the Rush Memory Clinic Data Repository and several clinical trials. She establishes protocol structures and assists in recruitment and retention of study participants as the contact person of specific clinical trials. She also trains staff of and administers neuropsychological and physical function testing to participants and obtains and processes biospecimens.
Prior to her work with the RADC, Scarlett worked on several tuberculosis and pediatric asthma epidemiologic studies at the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago. She also served as a research specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Disability and Human Development, developing and pilot testing a health behavior coaching intervention for adolescents with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and spinal cord injury at Shriner's Hospital for Children, Chicago.
Scarlett is a biological sciences graduate of DePaul University with the aspiration of earning a MSN degree with a concentration in public/community health nursing.